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The San Pedro Sun

A fire south of San Pedro Town destroys wooden home.
A wooden structure in the San Pablo Area, south of San Pedro Town, was gutted by a fire on Sunday, July 1st. The fire reportedly started close to midnight threatening to spread to other houses in the vicinity but was quickly put under control by the prompt response of the San Pedro Fire Department, (SPFD), who battled the blaze. No one was in the house at the time of the fire, thus, no casualties were reported. The SPFD has launched an investigation to find out the cause of the fire that has left a family homeless. According to neighbors, the fire started minutes to midnight. They quickly sounded the alarm to others in the neighborhood. When firefighters arrived, the flames had already engulfed the structure threatening to spread to nearby bushes and other homes. Thanks to the rapid work of the firefighters and volunteers, the inferno was extinguished, however, nothing inside the house could be salvaged.

Tropic Air adds flights between Belize City Int’l & Placencia
On June 28th, Tropic Air announced a substantial increase in flights for visitors to, and residents of, Placencia. The increase is effective November 15th, 2018 and represents the company’s confidence in the growth of tourism to Placencia, Maya Beach, Seine Bight and the surrounding communities.

Court case adjourned for Caribeña Fuels Gas Station robbers
The case against Zimmer Perez, Jair Brown, and Arrie Gentle, accused of the Saturday, May 19th armed robbery at Caribeña Fuels Gas Station, south of San Pedro Town has been adjourned until July 25, 2018, after the disclosure of their charges. On Monday, June 25th, the trio attended their court season for a disclosure of their charges. They all face charges of robbery, while Perez has an additional charge for the crime of Wounding.

Belizean Chefs shine at Taste of the Caribbean 2018
A Belizean delegation comprised of senior members of the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), five professional chefs and one bartender participated in Taste of the Caribbean 2018 held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami, Florida USA from Monday, June 22nd to Tuesday, June 26th .The Belizean Team did exceptionally well, winning Silver in the Caribbean National Team of the Year. They also took Bronze in Caribbean Chef of the Year, Caribbean Pastry Chef, Caribbean Bartender and Honorary Mention for the Caribbean Junior Chef.

Doctor Love: That very important part of marriage
Dear Doctor Love, My husband and I have been married for nine years and somewhere between the jobs and the kids we lost the intimacy in our marriage. It has been slowly dwindling for years until it became non-existent. When I ask him why we’re not having sex he gets defensive, I feel rejected and we end up fighting. Now we avoid it all together. Is sex so important that not having it can make me feel miserable? Is it normal for a couple to live without sex? /s/Rejected

2018 Conch Fishing Season officially closed till September 30th
The public is hereby informed that Conch Fishing Season is officially closed as of today Sunday, July1st through to September 30, 2018. Everyone is reminded that during this period, no person or establishment shall have in possession any conch during the closed season in accordance with Regulation 6 of Principal Regulations (Chapter 210’s of the Laws of Belize – Revised Edition 2000-2003).

Ambergris Today

Belize Assumes The Presidency Pro Tempore Of The Central American Integration System (SICA)
Belmopan. July 2nd, 2018. On Saturday, June 30th, 2018 the Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs, received, on behalf of Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, the Presidency Pro Tempore (PPT) of the Central American Integrated System (SICA) for the next six months. Belize assumed the presidency from the outgoing PPT, the President of the Dominican Republic, at the LI Meeting of Heads of State and Government of SICA, held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Comedian Macta Entertains At Dia De San Pedro Festivities
This past weekend La Isla Bonita was in the festive mood as the entire community celebrated Patron Saint’s Day, St. Peter, (Dia de San Pedro) with religious celebrations as well as fun entertainment at the Hon. Louis Sylvestre Sports Field. The celebration commenced on Thursday, June 28, with La Alborada taking place at the San Pedro RC Church followed by the Opening Ceremonies at the Hon. Louis Sylvestre Sports Field where the audience was entertained by Wil & Dale, Rompe Raja, Mariachi Tierra Maya and the Ballet Folkorico De Quintana Roo. Without fail the spectacular Fireworks Display had everyone in awe.

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Paint N Splash
See you this week at from 2-4pm Thursday to paint “Pour Me Another Sunset”.

San Pedro water outage today
Belize Water Services informs its customers in parts of San Pedro that there will be an interruption in the water supply tomorrow, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, starting at 2:00pm. The areas to be affected are San Pedrito, San Mateo, DFC, San Pablo, Downtown, and Boca del Rio. This interruption is necessary for the installation of a new water main. Due to the upgrades, customers may experience low water pressure and/or discoloration when water is restored. Residents of these areas in San Pedro are advised that water supply should return to normal by 4:00pm.

Re-Registration Centers
The public is hereby notified that the list of Registration Centers below will be opened to facilitate the registration of electors from Monday 2nd July to 31st August 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow Departs the Country
The Office of the Prime Minister informs that over the weekend, the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow departed the country to attend the 39th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting which will be held in Jamaica from July 4th-6th, 2018. During his time away, the Prime Minister will also continue medical consultations on his back ailment. During his absence, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Patrick Faber will act as Prime Minister. Prime Minister Barrow returns to Belize on Saturday, July 7th, 2018.

BELIZE CONFERRED THE PRO-TEMPORE PRESIDENCY OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNCIL OF TOURISM MINISTERS (CCT) AT ITS CVIII ORDINARY MEETING
Hon. Jose Manuel Heredia, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, led an official delegation on June 27th and June 28th, 2018 to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic to participate in the CVIII Ordinary Meeting of the Central American Council of Tourism Ministers (C.C.T., for its Spanish equivalent), as well as the XII Ordinary Meeting of the Central American Tourism Promotion Agency (C.A.T.A., for its Spanish equivalent). At the CVIII Meeting of the CCT, Honourable Francisco Javier Garcia, Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, and current President Pro-Tempore of the CCT provided a summary of achievements during their Pro-Tempore Presidency period of January to June 2018. Of note, has been the successful integration of the Dominican Republic as an official member of the CATA, and its work in promoting multi-destination travel within the Central American Region.

Belize Assumes the Presidency Pro Tempore of the Central American Integration System (SICA)
On Saturday, June 30th, 2018 the Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs, received, on behalf of Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, the Presidency Pro Tempore (PPT) of the Central American Integrated System (SICA) for the next six months. Belize assumed the presidency from the outgoing PPT, the President of the Dominican Republic, at the LI Meeting of Heads of State and Government of SICA, held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In his remarks, Minister Elrington congratulated the Dominican Republic for its stellar leadership of the SICA during the term of its Presidency, and in particular for its focus on the mandates of social integration, and on the enhancement of inter-regional trade and investment. Minister Elrington pledged Belize’s full support in advancing the efforts of the Dominican Republic on the implementation of SICA’s regional agenda.

Summer Art Wave's Carnaval Around the World program
Summer Art Wave's Carnaval Around the World program began this afternoon with instruction in dance, music, song and mask design. There are still a few spots available if your child would like to join! The program goes through to July 13th 1 pm - 4:30 pm.

Power outage scheduled for portion of the Corozal District on Tuesday, July 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
To affect Yo Chen, Cristo Rey, San Pedro, Louisville, San Narciso, San Victor, San Roman, Santa Clara, Concepcion, Libertad and Estrella. BEL to conduct maintenance and testing of equipment at the Corozal Substation.

A Trip to Melville 2 Pool Party
Mind & Me is coming back to Cayo! They'll be having a Pool Party at the new Poolhouse in Bullet Tree Falls. The theme will be Woodstock '69, and NIght Quest, Primal Luxe, and Jeff Gold will be performing.

Made in Belize Expo
The BCCI had a successful Made in Belize Expo. "If you didn't make it out to the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Made in Belize Expo this past Saturday in Belmopan here are a few photos from the event."

Shotokan Karate Summer Camp
The CSKC is having a series of Summer Karate camps. The first one starts on July 9th, and registration is open. "If you would like to sign your child up for camp the next registration times are Monday 2nd July 7:30-8:30am & 5:30-6:30pm. You can also reserve your space by call/text/whatsapp 625 9329 or email [email protected]"

“Picking Party” musical jam session in San Pedro with Dawn Drake & ZapOte and amazing musicians from across Belize!
Thank you to the San Pedro Town Council for partnership

Channel 7

“Pack Bread” Gunned Down In Griga
This morning, Dangriga Town woke up to news of an execution style murder which happened just after midnight. 50 year-old Melvin Locke, who townspeople fondly know as "Pack Bread", was socializing at his favorite hang out spot when a shooter came out of the darkness and gunned him down. There were a large group of witnesses, but that didn't stop the determined assailant who shot 4 times and ran away. Today, our news team travelled to Griga looking for some answers, and Daniel Ortiz has that story: 50 year-old Melvin Locke, a construction worker living in Dangriga Town, was shot and killed here in a part of the town everyone knows as the "Mangrove area".

Murder Suspects Were Throwing Dice With Victim
Police discussed this latest murder today at their weekly press briefing - they said that there are three suspects, who just happen to be the men he was socializing with! Here's the head of national crimes investigation, Joseph Myvette: ACP Joseph Myvette, Head, National CIB: "Police investigation revealed that the person who is later identified as Melvin Locke, 50 years Belizean of Dangriga, was socializing with others inside a yard when they were approached by a gunman dressed camouflage clothing who fired four shots, two of which caught the deceased, one to the head and one to the chest area. Police investigation into this matter continues. We have so far detained three persons for interview and are continuing with our investigation."

Home Invasion In King’s Park
There was a home invasion and vehicle theft in the King's Park area of the city this weekend - and it has shaken up that affluent neighborhood. On Saturday morning at 1:00 am, well known florist Soli Arguelles was awakened by a light in her kitchen that kept coming on and off. She went to see what it was and the 72 year old got the shock of her life when she encountered two armed men prowling in her house. Police told us more:.. Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, C.I.B., Eastern Division: "Mrs. Solangel Arguelles, a 72 year old of 61 Baymen Avenue reported to police that sometime around or between the hours of one and two a.m., she was in her room asleep and when she noticed the light in the kitchen went on and after a couple seconds it went off. She believed it was her husband and she got up and was seated on her bed when two masked individuals entered her bedroom. She indicated that both person were armed at the time they entered the room. They held her down and demanded money..."

Hope Creek Teenager Targeted As He Got Off the Bus
At the top of the news, we told you about this morning's murder in Dangriga. Well, also this morning, a 16 year-old was jumped by a group of young men few miles away, in Hope Creek Village. He's Jose Salinas, and he is currently recovering at the Southern Regional Hospital. Salinas had only just gotten off a James bus, to pick up some clothes from his family home in Hope Creek. He recently graduated from the National 4-H Youth Development Center, and he works in the Cayo District. According to his family members, he has had long-standing quarrels with other young men in the village, and so, he stayed away, trying avoiding trouble.

City Fire Flattens Home
A home in Belize City burnt down this evening. Just before 5:00, this small structure on T Street caught fire and quickly went up in smoke. By the time the fire truck arrived it was too left and there was nothing left - just rubble and charred sheets of zinc. We left the fire team doing cleanup about an hour ago. No surrounding structures were damaged. We'll have more on this tomorrow.

Solid Waste Office In A Legal Mess
The Solid Waste Management Authority in Belmopan is a statutory body which comes under the Ministry of Natural Resources. And - as the name implies - it has a big job: to ensure that solid waste generated all across the country is properly managed. But since Friday they haven't been able to do their job - because everything in their office from desks, to chairs to computers got crowfooted, along with their three vehicles which were taken on Thursday. If you're not familiar with the term, to Crowfoot an asset means to take possession of it to settle a judgement award which has not been paid.

Guatemalan Prisoners Escape
Three Guatemalans who were caught in the Chiquibul National Park carrying a weapon - have escaped from prison. They were in the remand section and escaped between 1:00 and 3:00 on Sunday morning by prying open some louvers. Police told us more:.. Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, C.I.B., Eastern Division: "Between the hours of 1am and 3am on Sunday July 1st, 2018, three prisoners that were in the remand, rehab center, at the Kolbe Foundation escaped by prying loose the louvre windows from the dorm they were in and making their escape - making their way to the fence and eventually escaping. They are Ronnie Lopez, a thirty-one-year-old. His address is Dolores, Peten, Guatemala. He was there for ammunition and firearm offences. Abraham Depaz, a twenty-three-year-old, again, his address is from Flores, Peten, Guatemala. The third one is Encarnacion Depaz, a forty-one-year-old, his address is Dolores Peten Guatemala. All of them were there for firearm related offences and they were before the magistrate court in San Ignacio. They were on remand."

Re-Registration Drive Commences, Slowly
This morning at 9:00, re-registration started today at over 60 centers countrywide. When we toured a few in the city we found people already lined up at some centers, like Wesley Lower school in Albert, and Grace Primary in Mesop, while a center like Trinity Methodist in Caribbean Shores had hardly anyone, and St. Mary's in Fort George had only seen two re-registrants since morning. It's a slow start but they the time the exercise finishes in September - the elections and boundaries office hopes to re-register about two hundred thousand electors. On Friday, the Chief Elections Officer told us that they are focussed on making the process as service oriented as possible:..

Cycling Federation Postpones One Of Its Biggest Races
There was a major disruption in the cycling community this weekend when Sunday's National Road Championship was postponed with one day's notice. Technically, it's one of the most important races of the year, but the Cycling Federation felt it was forced to take the decision after after the Supreme Court issued an injunction forcing the Federation to allow Brandon Cattouse to ride. Cattouse is currently serving a provisional suspension for a banned substance. The Federation felt it might itself be suspended by its governing body - the UCI - it if allowed him to ride. The matter will be argued tomorrow. The National Road Championship has been indefinitely postponed.

17 Year Old’s Murder Still Unsolved
Going back now to police news, police say that last Thursday night's 17 year old murder victim had a misunderstanding with someone before he was killed. Tevin Rudon was shot in the chin in the Lovely Lane area - and died shortly after. Police told us what they know so far:... Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, C.I.B., Eastern Division: "Warren Rudon, a 17 year old of Oleander Street was socializing in the jungle apartment area and had left the area to the nearby shop to purchase cigarettes. On his way back he was fired upon and received the injury and died as a consequence. Police have detained several persons - several persons have been interviewed but no one has been charged and the investigation is ongoing."

Shooter Charged For Trying To Kill 4
And while there has been no arrest in that murder - Orange Walk police have arrested a man for last week's mass shooting in Trial Farm Village. Four people were shot on Thursday night in what is believed to be some kind of dispute between neighbors. Diana Ack, Monico Gomez, Victor Ku and Nazario Herrera were all shot - and today, police charged the alleged shooter:.. ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: "In relation to the shooting that had occurred last week in Orange Walk, police have since arrested and charged Bruce Harvey for four counts of attempted murder and several other charges."

Two Weeks And Abductee Omero Still Not Home
In other crime news from the north, 43 year old abductee Omero Campos has still not been returned to his family. The San Narciso businessman went missing from his farm more than two weeks ago and there has been no word of his whereabouts or condition in some time. Police told us more:... ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: "The investigation is still ongoing and there is no new information. The family has still not heard any other information in relation to him and there has been no new communication with him since the last press brief."

Man Shot In Head In PG
Earlier on we told you about gang violence in the small southern village of Hope Creek - we'll there's also been an unusual spate of gun violence in quiet Punta Gorda - which, all of a sudden, is not so quiet. On Friday night 21 year old Briton Jacobs survived a shot to the head - which fortunately - just grazed his head. Police say he doesn't want to cooperate with investigators:... ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: "On Friday 29th June shortly after 10:30pm, police responded to Jose Maria Nunez street in Punta Gorda Town where they saw on Brighton Jacobs, twenty-one-year-old, with an apparent gunshot injury to the back of the head. Initial investigations reveal that Jacobs was riding on Jose Maria Nunez Street when he was approached by two other male persons on bicycles riding in opposite direction, one of whom fired the shot that caught Jacobs to the back of the head. Police have since commenced an investigation into this matter."

Family Dispute At Party Leads To Stabbing
And, finishing up with crime news - there was a vicious stabbing at a family function in Roaring Creek last night when a pair of siblings got into an argument. Police explained what happened:... ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: "Police responded to the western regional hospital on Saturday 30th June around 12:15am where one Nelson Twist, 45 year old Belizean of Roaring Creek Village was observed with multiple stab wounds to the body. Initial investigation revealed that Mr. Twist was at his residence when he got into an altercation with his sister and as a result two male persons known to him intervened where he was beaten up and he received some 7 stab wounds during the process. He is in a stable condition. Police are seeking these two suspects in regards to this investigation."

Prime Minister Off to CARICOM Heads
Prime Minister Dean Barrow left the country this weekend. First, he's making a stop in the US to continue consultations on his ailing back - and then he's headed to the 39th CARICOM Heads of Government meeting, which will be held in Jamaica from July 4th to the 6th. At this meeting, the PM is expected to try and make a pitch for Belize's consumption grade sugar to penetrate the CARICOM market. It would still be a matter for COTED to decide, but he plans to raise it with the heads of government first. During his absence, Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber will take over as Acting Prime Minister until PM Barrow returns on Saturday, July 7.

City Hall Brings In New Administrator
Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner and his Administration at the Belize City Council did not exactly part ways amicably with the former City Administration, Candice Miller. In fact, she's filed suit against them for an unjustified termination. But tonight, the council is reporting that it has found her replacement. The new City Administrator is Stephanie Lindo Garbutt, and a press release from City Hall says, quote, "Mrs. Lindo-Garbutt comes to City Hall with a proven track record as a top performer in complex business environments in both the private and public-sector management..." End quote.

Belize Takes Over SICA
Belize took over the Pro-Tem Presidency of the regional body known as the Central American Integrated System, or SICA, and the state will hold leadership of this organization for the next 6 months. On Saturday, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington received the Pro-Tem Presidency on behalf of PM Dean Barrow who - as you just heard - is headed to CARICOM. Elrington received the office in Santo Domingo from the President of the Dominican Republic, who is the outgoing President. A Government press release notes that Minister Elrington pledged that Belize is in full support in advancing the efforts of the Republic on the implementation of SICA's regional Mandate.

Belize Best Puerto Rico in B-Ball
On Wednesday, we told you about the team leaving for the Hoops on the Beach tournament in Cancun - which comprises the best of the best in the Ahmidaya League. Well, Belize excelled, with the under 19 beating selection beating Puerto Rico in the finals while the under 17 lost in the finals to Florida. We spoke to two of the top players:

Channel 5

‘Packbread’ is Killed in Dangriga
Fifty-year-old Melvin Locke left his family and home on Sunday night for a routine game of dice in the Backatown area of Dangriga which he is known to frequent.  The [...]

Police Looking for a Suspect in Warren Rudon’s Murder
There have been developments in the murder investigation of seventeen-year-old Warren Rudon who was shot and killed in Belize City on Thursday night.  The teenager was fatally injured in an [...]

3 Guats Escape from Prison
Three Guatemalans escaped from the Belize Central Prison in the early hours of Sunday morning. The men, all charged with illegal entry into the Chiquibul National Park and firearm offences, [...]

Soli Arguelles, Victim of Home Invasion
We’ve been reporting on the growing number of robberies at businesses and residences on the north side of Belize City. Over the weekend, a well-known couple was targeted on Saturday [...]

Re-Registration – the First Day!
The last re-registration of electors took place in 1997. Another should have followed ten years later, but the law was amended for it to occur fifteen years later, which should [...]

Special Sitting of Senate on Thursday
A Special Sitting of the Senate is schedule to take place on Thursday. Four resolutions will be tabled including the appointment of members to the Election and Boundaries Commission. Those [...]

Georgeville Man Stabbed Multiple Times
There were two unrelated stabbing incidents in the west over the weekend that occurred within minutes of each other and in separate villages along with George Price Highway. Both victims [...]

Nelson Twist Stabbed after Altercation with Sister
Even before the incident in Georgeville, further east in the village of Roaring Creek, a family dispute ended with the multiple stabbing of a forty-five-year-old resident.  Just after midnight on [...]

Bullet Grazed PG Man
Police say a man was grazed to the head by a bullet whilst he was riding his bicycle in Punta Gorda. On Friday night around ten-thirty, Police were called out [...]

RTA Claims Second Victim in Succotz
Thirty-two-year-old Sandra Garcia succumbed to injuries sustained in fatal traffic accident that happened on June seventeenth. The driver of the vehicle Neidy Cifuentes died shortly after the accident, while her [...]

Fire at Dorothy Menzies!
There was a fire at the Dorothy Menzies Childcare Center on Sunday evening.  The blaze gutted the kitchen when forty-one-year-old Leonie Williams, a cook’s assistant working at the facility, reportedly [...]

No News on Omero Campos
Police say there is not much to report on the investigation into missing San Narciso businessman Omero Campos. Campos was kidnapped on June sixteenth in San Victor Village where the [...]

4 Counts of Attempted Murder for Bruce Henry
Police have arrested and charged Bruce Henry in connection with a wild shooting that injured four persons, including a pregnant woman, in Trial Farm, Orange Walk last week Tuesday. Diana [...]

List of U.D.P Hopefuls is Out!
The United Democratic Party has released the names of sixty-six candidates who are seeking to become their party’s standard bearers for the thirty-one constituencies in the next general elections. We [...]

Julius Espat No Longer P.U.P.’s Deputy Party Leader
In the blue corner, Cayo South Area Representative, Julius Espat is no longer a Deputy Party Leader for the People’s United Party. Even though his resignation had been leaked before [...]

Solid Waste in Trouble?
The Solid Waste Management Authority Office in Belmopan is in trouble tonight or more precisely it is closed today. It all started on Thursday when court marshals crow-footed the authority’s [...]

76 Prisoners Rehabilitated
The Kolbe Foundation started a rehabilitation programme at the Belize Central Prison back in 2006 at the Ashcroft Rehabilitation Centre. To date, some two-thousand plus inmates have completed the course [...]

2007 Special Agreement to Be Challenged in Court
At a press conference today, Robert ‘Bobby’ Lopez announced that he intends to file a claim in the courts of Belize to challenge the constitutionality of the Special Agreement signed [...]

BUFERHD Says No to Re-Registration of Nationalized Guatemalans
Much has been said about the re-registering of Guatemalans who have acquired Belizean nationality.  The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry was the first to address the issue in a [...]

K.H.M.H.’s Has a New C.E.O., Stephanie Lindo-Garbutt New City Administrator
The Belize City Council has named a new city administrator, following the suspension and subsequent dismissal of Candice Miller on May eighth.  Earlier this evening, City Hall confirmed Stephanie Lindo-Garbutt [...]

PM Goes to CARICOM Head of Government Meeting
Prime Minister Dean Barrow left the country for Jamaica over the weekend where he is scheduled to attend the Thirty-ninth CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Montego Bay.  The conference [...]

Sports Roundup with James Adderly
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities…]

LOVE FM

http://lovefm.com/belizean-activists-including-belizean-diaspora-challenge-re-registration-process/Belizean activists, including the Belizean Diaspora, to challenge the re-registration process
Today was the commencement of the long overdue re-registration exercise. Centers across the country opened to accommodate persons who want to participate in the process. Love News visited several of the re-registration centers and found them to be very scanty. The centers will be opened from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays, and …

Belizean Diaspora join Belizean activists in “No to ICJ” campaign
At the press conference this morning, the groups led by BUFERHD, The Peace Movement and the Belize Territorial Volunteers officially announced their decision to lead the campaign against taking the Belize Guatemala dispute to the International Court of Justice. President of BUFERHD, Derek Aikman made the announcement. President of BUFERHD, Derek Aikman: We have agreed …

Belizeans to challenge 2008 Special Agreement to take the Belize/Guatemala territorial dispute to the ICJ
In late 2008, Belize and Guatemala signed a compromis, a special agreement to take the Belize Guatemala territorial dispute to the International Court of Justice for a final resolution. It was signed by Belize’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington, the then Guatemalan Foreign Minister, Haroldo Rodas, and OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza. Today, …

U13 Basketball team brings the championship home from Cancun
Belize’s Under 13 team was also at the event in Cancun and returned home as champions. Their Coach Raheem Staine says they received an invite to the tournament and decided to take on the challenge. Players Jameer Young and Luis Sosa also spoke of their experience. Coach Raheem Staine: The guys we put in a …

The Reporter

Man murdered in Dangriga
A man was shot dead shortly after midnight in Dangriga. The victim, Melvin Locke, was one of several persons socializing and playing a dice fame in a yard in the Back-a-Town area when a gunman approached and fired several shots, hitting Locke in the head.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

A family dispute between siblings leaves a man with seven stab wounds
Around 12:15 a.m., on Saturday, June 30, 2018, police arrived at the Western Regional Hospital where they […]

Elderly Couple Robbed at Gunpoint in Home
On Saturday, June 30, 2018, between the hours of 1 and 2 a.m., police responded to a […]

17-year-old minor killed while socializing in Belize City
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, around 7:45 p.m., police responded to shots being fired on Lovely Lane, […]

Police: 3 Guatemalans escape from Kolbe Foundation
Between 1 and 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018, three Guatemalan prisoners that were in the Remand […]

Dangriga man killed while socializing with friends
Around 12:45 this morning, police responded to the ‘Bacaktown’ area in Dangriga Town, where cops found Melvin Locke, […]

Altercation between two men in Georgeville bar leaves one wounded
Around 12:45 a.m., on Saturday June 30, San Ignacio police responded to a stabbing incident involving Marvin […]

Punta Gorda resident who was shot in head refuses court action
On June 29, police responded to Jose Maria Nunez street in Punta Gorda and saw Brighton […]

Toledo Re-Registration Centers
The public is hereby notified that the list of registration centers below will be opened […]

Re-registration centers in Stann Creek
Electors in Stann Creek district are notified of the centers for re-registration. The centers will […]

Cayo district re-registration centers
Re-registration centers for the Cayo District will be open from Monday July 2 to August 31, […]

Blogs

Belize Teachers Wanted by United States Schools
Once in a while opportunity knocks and for those lucky people whose door it knocks on, it can be life-changing. Especially when it means expanding your knowledge and horizons within your chosen career in another country. Even better when it comes without having to make a huge decision to save up in order to be able to make it happen. I was recently contacted by Doris Estrada of Proxima, a comprehensive communications advisory firm to help promote an organization out of Chapel Hill, N.C. They made it a whole lot easier for many educators to develop their skills and share with students. Belizean teachers are now being welcomed into the educational cultural exchange program. If you or someone you know would like to benefit from this life-changing experience, please pass the following application information along.

Summer in Corozal
It is summer time in Belize and Children are happy that their are out of classes. Summer is when kids don't have to worry about homework or going to bed early. Summer is when kids want to things that they want to do. But, Many parents are finding ways to keep there children out of trouble. There are many things that are happening this summer in Corozal. Like the Summer Art Wave that will commence on Monday July 2, 2018 @ the Corozal House of Culture. And, Ancient World Week 2018 July 16-19 2018. To find out about the dates look at the photos below. Or, If you want to find out more about this event kindly contact the Corozal House of Culture for details. There are many things to find or do in Corozal. Well, Since summer has began I went to scoop some information about Corozal and how to enjoy your summer in Corozal.

International Sourcesizz

Belize Sugar output ends flat despite less cane
The 2017/18 cane crush came to an end on June 28 after 28 weeks, and BSI/ASR reported that just over 1.274 mln tonnes of sugarcane was milled during this crop, according to local press reports. That was approximately 16,000 tonnes less than last year ...

Unusual places where Canadians are buying second homes
We Canadians are a venturesome lot when it comes to travelling abroad. We’re also pretty bold when it comes to investing in foreign real estate. So says Michael Cobb, chairman and chief executive officer of ECI Development Ltd., which focuses on investment and vacation property development in Central America. In fact, Canadians are more adventurous than people from the United States, he says. “U.S. buyers tend to focus more on the return on investment more than lifestyle.” Belize is already one of the more popular destinations for Canadian buyers, particularly in this town on the Caribbean, long popular with divers and sport fishers, says Mr. Cobb. “Ambergris Caye is a long-time expat destination.”

Caribbean Peering Forum Brings Dream of Better Internet Closer
The dream of a faster, safer, more affordable Internet in the Caribbean sometimes seems elusive. One group of Internet pioneers is taking steps to make it a reality. The Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum, or simply CarPIF, is an annual event that brings together the people responsible for delivering Internet services to the region, including internet service providers, internet exchange point operators, content delivery networks, data centre managers and other computer network professionals. At peering forums around the world, network operators broker deals with each other and with content providers such as Google, Facebook, Netflix and Akamai, which service up some of the most popular content on the Internet. It was no different at the CarPIF event. The main meeting hall of Belize City's Radisson hotel was abuzz with sound of over fifty CarPIF delegates engaged in conversation, meeting contacts, drumming up leads and striking new deals.

BELIZEEAN ARTIST MESHA STEELE DEBUTS “EVERYTHING BUT ME” ON CAPSICUM LABEL
“From her very first notes, as well as keen songwriting skills. you immediately get the sense you are listening to a singer who is very confident, experienced — and most definitely talented,” says Capsicum CEO and A&R Director Roger Meltzer who penned Everything But Me and co-produced and arranged it with Joseph Everton “Reality” Weekes. “Her influences range from acoustic, r&b, hip-hop & jazz, perfect for Capsicum fusions with reggae, dancehall and soca. I am delighted to welcome her into our growing roster of international artists. Born in Belize into a family of singers, musicians and fashion designers, growing up MESHA STEELE was never short of role models. Due to the tragic loss of her mother when she was two years old, Mesha was raised by her grandparents, owners of a band consisting of her uncles and other relatives. Mesha remembers rehearsals in her back yard on Sunday afternoons as the place where her voice was first discovered. She was only four years old and already harmonizing to the melodies sung by her uncle. About a year later the band migrated to the United States, but they left a lasting impression on Mesha. She knew right away that music was her destiny.

Mexican election 2018: ‘Mexico’s Bernie Sanders’ set to win
Progressive anti-Trump candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been elected president of Mexico on Sunday in an apparent landslide victory. Exit polls gave AMLO, as his supporters call him, ­a huge lead over his two closest competitors, and both of them conceded the race shortly after polls closed on Sunday night. Official results were due to be announced later on Sunday night with AMLO supporters expected to flood Mexico City’s main plaza, the Zócalo, to celebrate his anticipated victory.

Why Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Quiet While the Eastern Pacific Is Roaring
A tale of two basins - comparing the Atlantic Hurricane Season with the Pacific so far this year. It is a tale of two hurricane seasons in the Atlantic and the eastern Pacific. The former got off to a raging start with a late May storm that basically made it to the Great Lakes, while the latter was DOA. Now their roles have reversed, though, with the Atlantic taking a nap while the eastern Pacific goes gangbusters, including what’s now its third hurricane of the season. What gives? There are a couple factors at play, including one that ties the basins together. And these factors could mean the divergent trends in activity continue for the foreseeable future. The first is dust that’s been whisked up from the Sahara and spun across the Atlantic and all the way to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The tropical waters below aren’t so tropical of late. Sea surface temperatures in parts of the main development region are as much as 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit (1.9 degrees Celsius) below normal. That’s a huge swing from last year when the region was much warmer than normal.

Videos

  • Ya'axche Celebrates 20th Anniversary, 80min.

  • Morning Matters with David Betancourt, 60min.

  • Fire in San Pedro, 1/2min. Firefighters have contained a fire that completely destroyed a small structure in the San Pablo area south of San Pedro Town. Nobody was injured in the blaze that started around midnight.

  • Here is a very short aerial drone video of the go slow island of Caye Caulker in Belize for LobsterFest., 15sec.

  • 2018 National Agriculture & Trade Show Video, 2min. J'AerialsPhotography has a nice video of NATS.

  • Belize 2018 Recap, 5min. RockPointe Students

  • Belize 2018, 40min.

  • Golf Carting through San Pedro Belize, 50min. Riding on a Golf Cart going through the town San Pedro on the Island of Ambergris Caye, Belize

  • Scuba diving in Belize (St. George’s Caye), 7min. A selection of clips from our 11 dives over 4 days in June 2018.

  • Belize, 10min. Scuba diving in Belize 2018.

  • Seth in Belize snuba diving, 9min.

  • Belize 2018 Pt 1, 10min.

  • Belize 2018 Pt 2, 10min.

  • I Belize I Can Fly, 2.5min. Drone footage in Belkie

  • Panerrifix Steel Band is a great Monday afternoon pick-me-up!, 1/2min. In case you missed their live Saturday night performance in Belmopan.